21 May 2023

Austin Purdy does Delirium (8C)

Austin Purdy, who the last month did his fourth 8C, has sent Delirium (8C) in Mt Evans.

Can you tell us more about the ascent? Sure! I tried Delirium for a few sessions two years ago and got fairly close to sending, but the weather ended up getting too warm and then I had a few small injuries so I never made it back. This year I decided I needed to get the boulder done so I started biking up the road to Lincoln Lake before it opened for the season to get good conditions and so I had time to do the problem before it got too hot. It turns out I didn't actually need much extra time though because I sent it without too much trouble this time around.

How long is the biking, what about pads and what is the altitude?
It is around 6 miles uphill and the climbing at Lincoln Lake is at around 12,000 feet [3 650 meters]. I used an electric bike with pedal assist and I think it took around 35-40 minutes with the pads strapped to the back.
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